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Paperback The Intern Files: How to Get, Keep, and Make the Most of Your Internship Book

ISBN: 1416909214

ISBN13: 9781416909217

The Intern Files: How to Get, Keep, and Make the Most of Your Internship

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In today's highly competitive job market, an internship at the right company can be the first step to building a career. But how do you get the gig of your dreams? And once in the door, how do you figure out what to wear, whether it's okay to hook up with a coworker, and how to suck it up when you're smarter than your boss?

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Great book by a great guy

It is rare you get to meet the man behind the mask. I was so fortunate, however, that I did get to meet Jamie Fedorko. Jamie has done a fantastic job with this book by doing one simple thing, he shares with you the wisdom he gained from being an typical everday Joe Average intern. Jamie genuinely wants students to learn the simple principles in his book so they don't have to hit the pot-holes he got stuck in. Overall the book covers the basics on how to get, keep and excel in your internships. It is a guidebook and has what you would expect--dress codes, where to look for internships, how to handle office politics, leaving a lasting impression, etc. Because it is well written and has great stories it is able to hold a 20-year-olds attention for over 100 pages--not an easy task by any means. The best points are reflected on what he says about attitude and how to maintain a positive attitude in the midst of sometimes non-exciting internships and the second point is about relationships. If there is one takeaway from this book it would be that you need to build excellent relationships with those in your office (boss included) whether you hate the job, want a full time position or are like most students and have no clue. We talk about how you have to do at least a few internships to make the most of your college investment in my book The Power of Focus for College Students. If you are smart enough to see the value in doing an internship, then you are likely smart enough to invest a few dollars and learn from Jamie how to do it right. Happy interning!

solid, yet entertaining, resource for potential interns

I work at a Career Center in the Mid-Atlantic and we have an active internship program that is run through our office. Jamie Fedorko's book would be a great resource for any of our students who were willing to take the time to read it--I managed to breeze through most of it in just under two hours, even though (fossil that I am) I had to ask a younger colleague to "translate" some of the slang used. I thoroughly enjoyed the irreverent tone & hip writing, though possibly some would be offended by the occasional profanity used. The advice offered was solid and right on target, though it would have been better had more of the examples of "real interns" been drawn from varied fields (many of them, probably Fedorko's college friends, were based in media/music/arts). Perhaps this will be changed with a future edition! I also enjoyed Fedorko's final "real intern" story--his own--and am quite impressed to see a recent grad ('04) realizing his dream--to be a writer. Good going, Jamie, and keep up the good work!

Great guide!

SO entertaining while also informative. Jamie Fedorko does a terrific job giving us all the dirt on the ins and outs of an internship. Also, LOVED the interview chapter with Alexis Feldman. Helpful, witty and cleaver. Highly recommend it to all!

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This book gives great advice, does not bore and will guide you through important steps and details that other guides may leave out. It's great and makes a great gift as well!

An employer says, "You need this book!"

From my perspective as an employer, any individual who follows the wise and entertaining guidance in this book will be an irresistable choice for any internship or paid position. I only wish I had this book when I was starting my own career. Brilliant, funny, and vital if you want a career...any career. --Michael Levin
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